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23 March 2017
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
17 March 2017
Call for Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers
CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane....
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Reveal Queensland Farms Still Impacted
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
10 March 2017
Proposal Promises to Help China Reach Goal of Green Agriculture
CHINA - Leaders from 300 agricultural companies have gathered in Beijing Wednesday to sign a proposal, promising to optimize their production processes and work together to realize China's goal of green agriculture....
09 March 2017
Ministry Launches Campaigns to Target Farm Pollution, Waste
CHINA - Targeted campaigns will be launched to curb pollution and animal waste on livestock and poultry farms as well as the excessive use of fertilizers in the horticultural sector in an attempt to bolster the environment in rural areas, the minister...
02 March 2017
Cargill, Heifer Commemorate Partnership with Kick-off Celebration
CHINA - Cargill and Heifer International are celebrating the official launch of a programme aimed at improving the lives of more than 450 smallholder farming households in the Qinsghen, China....
21 January 2017
Measuring Up Methionine Sources
GLOBAL - Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 per cent, despite supply disruptions....
17 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
09 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Agricultural Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
06 January 2017
Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms
AUSTRALIA - New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons....
France Begins Pre-emptive Slaughter to Stop Bird Flu Spread
FRANCE - France’s poultry industry has been hard hit by outbreaks of a particularly aggressive type of avian influenza, as they have been centred once again on the south-western fois gras-producing region that suffered the most from outbreaks of several...
04 January 2017
Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
03 January 2017
Avian Flu H5N8 Strain Found in Irish Wild Bird as Poultry Moves Indoors
IRELAND - Avian influenza subtype H5N8 has been confirmed in a wild bird in County Wexford, Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced on 30 December....
28 November 2016
US Chicken Farmers Raise Concerns Over Ethanol Volumes
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume put forth in May....
22 November 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
15 November 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
25 October 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
24 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
19 October 2016
Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said in a new report....
18 October 2016
New Crop Variety May Save More Soybeans from Parasites
US - Research scientists at Kansas State University have designed and patented a soybean variety that protects from nematode parasitic infestation, which could potentially save the soybean industry millions of dollars per year....
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer, distributor and dealer adds their own margin...
04 October 2016
What Is the Ingress Protection Rating?
GLOBAL - The Ingress Protection (IP) rating is used to specify the environmental protection – electrical enclosure – of electrical equipment. ...
26 September 2016
Reducing your Poultry Farm’s Carbon Footprint: Good for the Environment and for the Birds
GLOBAL - The increasing prevalence of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and their effects on climate change is a hot topic among environmentalists...
23 September 2016
Top Restaurant Chains Make Progress on Antibiotics Use in Chicken
US - Since last year, twice as many of the US’s top fast food chains are responding to the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance by adopting strong policies that prohibit the routine use of antibiotics, or medically-important antibiotics, in...
22 September 2016
Poultry Industry Basics to Building The Family Business
US - Gene and Phyllis Williams have included poultry farming in building their family’s business for over 40 years. ...
 
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